Placement Impact: Policy development

Developing the evidence base on childcare (for children aged 9 months to 11 years)

Scottish Government has committed to better understanding and testing how to deliver high-quality, local, affordable and accessible childcare for children aged 9 months to the end of primary school, which supports family wellbeing and employment and helps lift families out of poverty. We are working to build our evidence base in this area and are …

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Mapping Scotland’s Food System: Synthesizing high-level indicator data to assist in monitoring the outcomes of Scotland’s first Good Food Nation Plan

The successful candidate will provide analytical support for the Good Food Nation Plan (see policy context for more information). This will involve identifying, appraising and collating quantitative data across a range of food related policy areas that will be used to inform a baseline for monitoring future progress against the outcomes of the Plan to …

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Technology Facilitated Violence Against Women and Girls – Mapping the Data Landscape

You will be working in the Justice Analytical Unit and support the work of the Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) teams in Justice and Equalities. The project will build on work progressed by the Justice Analytical Services to identify relevant Scottish Government statistics on technology-facilitated (TF) VAWG. It is anticipated that the work will …

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Supporting evidence-informed public engagement on council tax reform

Interns will gain an insight into policy development, public engagement processes, and the use of evidence in the Scottish Government. Working as part of the multi-disciplinary Local Government Analytical Unit, the intern will be based in the Local Government and Reform research team, which provides social research support for a wide range of policy areas …

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